Millions of sports fans anxiously anticipate tuning in to view their favorite sporting events each season. Whether it 's the Super Bowl, NBA Championship, or The World Series, fans are treated to a performance by some of the most talented athletes in the world. These athletes have trained vigorously in order to make their dream of playing in their major sports championship a reality. Many of these athletes began developing their skills by playing competitive sports at a young age. In addition to gaining extraordinary skills, these children and others who participate in competitive sports acquire knowledge that is beneficial to everyday life. My knowledge and experiences with competitive sports began at the age of five. Through my exposer with competitive sports, I gained good communication skills, self esteem, and learned the value of work ethics.
The definition of physical education is the educational process that includes physical activity to help individuals retain skills, fitness, knowledge, and attitudes that help lead to optimal development and well-being. Physical education can cover many different things, like the health and well-being of individuals, how to maintain a healthy life, and how to maintain or start healthy habits. In a class room setting it can simply be teaching students how to be coachable, how to play a sport, or how to take care of your body. Two careers in this field of study could be a gym teacher, or a recreation worker. A gym teachers overall description could be “To develop in each student an understanding of the relationship of body function
After being mesmerized by figure skating at the age of eight, I became a member of the Markham Skating Club. As a competitive figure skater, I must perform various jumps and spins in a choreographed program. I have participated in numerous competitions in Central Ontario and have received multiple medals for my achievements. Yet, my achievement as a figure skater stem from the adversity that I faced throughout my skating journey. This sport has imposed challenges to both my mental and physical strength that have ultimately constructed the qualities of dedication and humility within myself.
The first major figure’s in ballet according to the textbook name is Catherine de’ Medici. She is important because she married into France and brought a few dance masters along with her which effectively started court ballet. Another Major figure of ballet was King Louis 14th. He established the first academy of dance along with having a huge love for dance, thus giving huge state support to dance. Another reason Louis instituted ballet was a political, instead of fighting people would dance. Finally, King Louis was considered the first ballet star. The next person who has influenced ballet’s name is Marie Salle. She is famous for being very talented along with being the first female choreographer. Jean Georges Noverre is the next person to influence ballet. His main contribution is writing the Letters on Dancing and Ballet which was used in the Balled D’ Action. After Georges the next influential person’s name is Carlo Blasis. He is important because he shaped ballet how ballet was taught and wrote some instructional books. Anna Pavlova was the next influential person. She is one of the most famous ballerinas for her dramatic dancing. The ballet ruesses were importatnt to the longevity of contemporary ballet because
“They’re snobs.” “They’re ditzy.” “They are just brats.” Cheerleaders. There are many problems with stereotyping, and cheerleaders are no strangers to it. Every cheerleader could probably tell you a time when someone stereotyped them, whether that be them as a person or an athlete. While on some occasions cheerleaders really do fit the stereotypical vision of a cheerleader off of a movie, most are not your typical “cheerleader”; intelligent, polite, and athletic are all characteristics of these individuals. Making judgements about a person based on what sport they played is not deserved. Most people in high school would say they knew, or thought they knew how cheerleaders were, but if taking the time to get to know the kind of people they are, then people’s opinion would change.
The Olympic Games were a sporting contest that are likely to have started in 776 BC. They were held every four years (every Olympiad) in Olympia, originally lasting one day but by their ban in 393 AD they could span for up to five days. As to their origin, there are many different theories that have been discussed by historians – ideas ranging from King Iphitos of Elis asking the Oracle how to end civil wars, to entertainment for the newborn Zeus – either way, the Games seem to have started for other purposes (namely religious or political purposes) as opposed to ‘just for fun’.
The present study was to determine the perception of coeducational and single-sex physical education between physical education teachers and university teacher educators. This review mainly focuses on (a) Physical Education Influenced by Title IX, (b) Participation, (c) Enjoyment and Preference, (d) Performance and Achievement, (e) Interaction with Teachers and Students, (f) Teacher Behaviors, (g) Safety Concern, and (h) Other Benefits.
One of the eloquent expressions of the art of dance pertains to ballet. In which individuals fuse to perform choreography depicting emotions and the stories of others. Renowned pieces of ballet include the performances Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle and A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Schiesl). The individuals within the ballet community form a discourse community, as members engage in common practices to reach similar achievements.
The Olympics are supposed to be a time of peace and a time where countries could come together and be free from politics. The Olympics are also a time where nations should put away their differences and celebrate the reason why they came to participate in the games, which was to play sports. Throughout history, many of the Olympics have lived up to this expectation. At the same time, there have also been some Olympics that have not lived up to this expectation because they have been experienced boycotts, political protests, and even violence. The politics in the Olympics need to be kept out because it there is no place for it. The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow is an example of one Olympics that was not free from politics because of the boycott started by the U.S.
Eating disorders are a very serious increasing problem that an individual may develop. Eating disorders can be characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating, refusal to eat, and even frantic efforts to avoid weight gain such as purging as discussed by the National Institute of Mental Health (2014). Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are discussed within the video Dying to Be Thin. Throughout the video emotions and anxieties over having an extremely slender, narrow body structure are discussed by women who are in the dancing profession. It is explained throughout the video about how much pressure there is on these women to be shaped a specific way for the looks of a performance.
USA gymnastics officials claim that gymnastics by itself does not cause eating disorders. This is correct, but there are aspects of the sport that predispose elite gymnasts to eating disorders. These include: the high-achiever personality type of the elite gymnast, the aesthetic standards or judges, spoken or unspoken pressure from parents, and the abusive methods of coaches. All these aspects put together are extremely dangerous. This results in elite gymnasts resorting to dangerous methods of weight control and putting their own lives in danger. It is not worth it. A gold medal is not worth dying for.
Throughout sports history in America, minorities have had a sever disadvantage to succeeding. While the country has come a long way in integrating capable athletes in professional sports, there are several sports that have a white dominance. One rarely sees a minority on the swimming team. Caucasians dominate the golf and hockey leagues as well. One of the most prominent sports that is working on overcoming their racial barrier is gymnastics. Gymnastics is a white dominant sport, not only in America but around Europe as well. Ever since Dianne Durham was first African American to start competing on an elite level in the 1980s, there have only been a handful of black gymnasts recognised on the national level. It took until 1996 for a black gymnast to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Dominique Dawes competed in Atlanta and made history for being the first black person of any nationality to win a gold medal in gymnastics. While gymnastics has made progress including African Americans, they still have prejudices to overcome.
One of the hardest pressures that dancers have to get through is the pressure from the media. The media places harsh, rigid, and false ideas of dancers on to the mass public. Constantly bombarded by commercials, magazine ads, posters, etc., the idea of being thin and beautiful is what the society thinks of as the “norm”. The truth is “these ads portray women who have a weight way below average, and have no imperfections” (Karyn p.1). Many ads are airbrushed to give the models the look of being flawless which many women and girls do not realize. Since that look is “virtually impossible to achieve” many dancers will develop an eating disorder feeling that “it is their only road to achieve this goal” of being thin (Karyn p.1). When thinking about it, the whole point of a commercial is essentially to sell happiness. If selling happiness is the goal and the use of models is prevalent in the commercial, then it can be concluded that the only way to achieve happiness is to be just like the commercial by having the product being advertised and looking like the person advertising it.
Gymnastic is a complicated sport, you must have great skills to be a gymnast. Gymnastics takes up a lot of time, most gymnast are home schooled because of their dedication to the sport. It helps develop core muscles, strength, discipline, determination, and courage. What is more fun than swinging on a bar and training at the same time or jumping in to a pit full of foam blocks while in the middle of a complexed flip? In gymnastics, gymnast are pushed to different, more complicated things as they develop their skills in the sport. Gymnastics has different levels, level 1 is the basics but as you get stronger and get a better skill set you can move up in levels. Gymnast are restricted from skipping levels 4-9 (with an exception